Kings County Distillery Peated Bourbon Whiskey 375ml Brooklyn, NY
- Kings County
What is Peated Bourbon? It’s bourbon whiskey that conforms to the American requirements for bourbon but is made with malted barley that has been exposed to peat smoke, a practice more common in Scotch whiskies—the malt we use for the peated bourbon was even grown and kilned in Scotland. So it’s a scotch-like bourbon, flavorful and robust from having aged in a new barrel, with an added light smoky finish reminiscent of single-malt. If scotch and bourbon had a baby, this is what it would taste like. As far as we know, this is the world’s only peated bourbon and will appeal to the adventurous whiskey traveler who has tried everything.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double-Gold 2016. ADI Craft Spirit Awards: silver medal 2016. ACSA Awards: bronze 2016. “The dram is salt-forward from start to finish, interspersed with rich bursts of flavor. Hot rubber, pretzels, slightly bitter baker’s chocolate, warm leather, and hard candies define the palate. The body is meaty and rich; tannic, but not unpleasantly so. As on the nose, peat is not a primary element, but it is clear that this is an exceptionally complex spirit.”—Whiskey Wash (93)